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Makai Visits Roundarch Isobar

February 10th, 2014 · No Comments


I sadly only have about a week or so left of maternity leave ( :( :( :( ) so I decided to take Makai in to the office to meet all of my coworkers. I parked in the Millennium Park garage, which I was a little leery about, but actually wasn’t that hard. At our building’s security desk Makai had to get an official visitor’s pass! Also, while we were in the lobby we got to visit with Kate for a minute before heading upstairs. Kate doesn’t work for Isobar, but she works in the building so that was nice that she could meet up with us!


In the office Makai was on his best behavior. As laid back as ever while he got passed around from person to person, with all of the ladies (and some of the men!) squealing in his face. :) I planned our visit over the lunch hour so it would not be too disruptive, but we actually ended up staying for almost three hours! Makai only got fussy one time when he was hungry, but otherwise, was so good!


To be honest it was kind of nice to go back to the office for a short, unofficial visit before I go back for real. Maybe it won’t be so weird when I arrive back for my first day now.


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Lunch at Wildberry

October 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Sam, Anandi, Dan, Ryan, Michelle, Adam, Becky, Osmaan, Britt


A few weeks ago, Becky got a bunch of my coworkers together for lunch at Wildberry. I had some super good banana bread french toast. It was nice to get out of the office for an hour!

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September 1st, 2013 · No Comments


Cryptic title to this post? Roundarch Isobar‘s User Experience practice took some time out last week to head over to Oak Park. We visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and got a tour. We also toured the neighborhood to see other Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, although I bowed out of this part because 1) I had to go to Downers Grove for a client meeting and 2) it’s HOT HOT HOT out. I enjoyed the home and studio tour, although I went on the tour with my brother not too long ago. Last time I bought the photo pass and took many photos of the home and studio. Check them out here.

James, Jme, Rachelle, Anandi, Nitya, Adam, Mike, Kim, Waleed, Ryan, Michelle, Randy, Garrett, Becky.

After the tours, we headed over to Maya Del Sol, in the downtown area of Oak Park, for dinner and drinks. We had a really great waiter who explained to us that the restaurant is a Latin fusion cuisine and that, actually, the chef is Jamaican, so it was quite a mix of things. I had the Arepa de Ropa Vieja, which was stewed beef with a polenta cake, pico de gallo, queso fresco and aji-amarillo sauce. The polenta cake was wonderfully grilled on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside and topped with the most tender, delicious beef. My dish was so good! I think most people were also very satisfied with their meals. We sat inside, but it looked like they had a great outdoor patio. Also, people really enjoyed the drinks. There was a long list of specialty drinks and the waiter said anyone of them could be made “virgin.” He suggested the Mangaso, which was made with mango puree, fresh lime juice, and had chili powder on the rim. There’s also mango rum, usually, but I passed on that part. I had two of these and they were so tasty and refreshing. Definitely check out Maya Del Sol if you’re ever in Oak Park looking for a place to eat or have drinks.

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